Make us your home page
Instagram

Salvation Army store slated to open in Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL — Bargain hunters, rejoice.

A new 22,000-square-foot Salvation Army store is slated to open this weekend off State Road 54. It's the first and only Salvation Army on the east side of the county.

It won't be your typical thrift store. Since construction started last year, Salvation Army officials have taken extra care to ensure the shop's lighting and layout transcend your usual bargain hunting experience.

"We think it's an upgraded version of the Salvation Army's traditional stores," said Maj. Don Smith of the Salvation Army's Tampa Adult Rehabilitation Center.

"We are certainly committed to keeping that store a very nice looking facility."

The well-lit shelves are already lined with donations.

In addition to the traditional gently used clothes, furniture and collectible treasures you would expect to encounter, the Salvation Army will also sell mattresses and box springs, ranging from $142.99 for a twin set to $288.99 for a king.

The store is a welcome addition to the area thrift store chain circuit. Local bargain junkies lost their Dade City Goodwill last year. After a 15-year run, the store was shut down in August. Officials blamed a lack of donations, low returns and a shift in the business plan.

But the new Salvation Army isn't just good news for shoppers.

If you're job hunting, the store has a few part-time openings left to fill.

If you're looking to get rid of a garage full of unwanted goodies, you can drop them off in exchange for a tax receipt that may help lessen your burden to the IRS.

Proceeds from the new store help fund the Salvation Army's Tampa residential facility for men with drug and alcohol addictions.

Helen Anne Travis can be reached at htravis@sptimes.com or (813) 435-7312.

fast facts

Where to save

Salvation Army, 27040 Wesley Chapel Blvd., celebrates its grand opening at 10 a.m. Saturday . For employment opportunities, call (813) 972-0471, ext. 224.

Salvation Army store slated to open in Wesley Chapel 02/03/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. There's a bar in Tampa where you can roller skate and eat sushi

    Food & Dining

    Roller skating, it's not just for kids birthday parties and the 1970s anymore.

    The exterior of Pattinis features this mural by Art Aliens! [Pattinis South Tampa via Facebook]
  2. Lockdown: Florida's 97,000 prison inmates confined through weekend

    State Roundup

    All of Florida's 97,000 state prison inmates are on lockdown — and will remain confined to their dorms at least through the weekend — in response to unspecified threats about possible uprisings, officials from the Florida Department of Corrections confirmed Thursday.

    Blackwater River Correctional Facility. [Florida Department of Corrections]
  3. Carnival announces five more cruises from Tampa to Cuba

    Tourism

    TAMPA — Carnival Cruise Line is adding five more cruises from Tampa to Cuba in 2018, Port Tampa Bay announced Thursday.

      Carnival Cruise Line announced additional cruises to  Cuba. Pictured is its Paradise cruise ship departing on its inaugural voyage to Cuba from Tampa. | [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
  4. Engage Behavioral Health expands into Wesley Chapel

    Business

    On Aug. 5, Engage Behavioral Health celebrated the grand opening of a new clinic in Wesley Chapel.

    hillsevbiz081117: Jennifer Phelps is the CEO & Founder of Engage Behavioral Health. Photo courtesy of Engage Behavioral Health.
  5. Former owner of Sirata Beach Resort purchases two Tampa Bay shopping centers

    Real Estate

    ST. PETERSBURG — After selling the Sirata Beach Resort and Conference in February, Nicklaus of Florida, Inc., has purchased two Tampa Bay shopping centers to diversify the firm's portfolio in the area. Colliers International, representing the sellers, announced the transaction this week.

    Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center, one of Tampa Bay's last family-owned beach hotels, was sold to a Texas-based company, Crescent Real Estate LLC for $108.19 million. [LARA CERRI | Times]